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Washington County

Thank you for being a Minnesota voter and making sure your voice is heard this year!

If you live in Washington County here is specific information for you about how you can vote for the November 3, 2020 General Election.  

Voting starts on Friday, September 18.

Vote by Mail

You can vote 100% by mail.  Simply request your ballot online, fill it out at home, and drop it in the mail.  It’s best to return it as soon as you can.

Click here to request your ballot online. 

Return Mail Ballot In Person

You can sign up to have a ballot mailed to you at home and then return it in-person to a ballot drop off location in your area.

This is a new option for 2020.  Call ahead to make sure this is an option in your community.

Vote Early In-Person

You can go to an early vote location and cast your ballot in-person before Election Day. You do not need to request a ballot by mail for this option.

Absentee in-person voting sites

In person absentee voting will begin September 18 and run through November 2 at the below locations: 
– Monday – Friday, 8AM – 4:30PM

– Saturday, Oct 31, 8AM – 3PM

– Monday, Nov 2, 8AM – 5PM

**No appointments are necessary for voting **

  • Cottage Grove Service Center, 13000 Ravine Pkwy, Cottage Grove
  • Oakdale City Hall, 1584 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale
  • Headwaters Service Center, 19955 Forest Rd N, Forest Lake
  • Washington County Gov’t Center, 14949 62nd St N, Stillwater
  • Woodbury Central Park/RH Stafford Library, Lower Level, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN

Dropping off your absentee ballot in person

September 18 – November 2: Ballots can be dropped off at any of the five locations listed in “Absentee In-Person”.  On Election Day, November 3, voted absentee ballots must be dropped off at the Washington County Gov’t Center before 3PM.

Ballots should not be left in any drop boxes located outside county offices.

Absentee ballots cannot be dropped off at polling places on Election Day.

When dropping off other people’s ballots, you must show a photo ID and sign a log. You can only drop off 3 ballots for others plus your own during this entire election cycle.

Changing your vote

If your voted absentee ballot has been accepted (this can be verified at, you can ask the Elections Office to replace it until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20 for the general election.